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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: Two requests from a grumpy old man
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:56:04 GMT
On Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Todd Lipcon <todd@cloudera.com> wrote:
> Grumpy request #1
> ------------------------------

...

> I'd like to propose the following guidelines for "followup commits
> under the same JIRA":
> 1) A followup commit is fine so long as it follows within 1 day of the
> original commit.
> 1a) The followup commit should include in the commit message a
> description of what differs, eg a commit message format like:
> "Amend HBASE-nnnn. Followup to previous commit which forgot to include
> Foo.java" would be great. Or if it fixes some small bug in the
> previous commit, "Amend HBASE-nnnn. Fix bug JD pointed out in
> http://permalink-to-the-jira-comment".
> 2) A followup commit may never be done "across versions" - ie if a
> JIRA has already been committed to any code base that's been released,
> it can't be amended after that, even if the fix is trivial.
> 3) Backport commits are of course OK so long as the patch is
> essentially the same (eg if something's committed to 0.92.0, it can be
> backported to 0.90.n if it's basically the same code)
>
> Does this seem reasonable?
>

Yes.


> Grumpy request #2
> -----------------------------
> Recently we've had a lot of great significant contributions. A lot of
> the time they've been committed very quickly -- ie from patch to
> commit in a few hours. This is great for encouraging contributors, but
> I'm worried we may lose some stability or may introduce features that
> are questionable. For any patches that are complicated or introduce
> new APIs, can we try to leave them open for at least a day or two
> before commit?
>
>

No problem.

Lets get the above as the 'grumpy' tenets into our contrib doc on wiki
or here in the book (if others agree):
http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#getting.involved

Good on you Todd.
St.Ack

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